Arman, CONSCIOUS VANDALISM, John Gibson Gallery, New York, 1975
Duration: April 5–19, 1975
Opening: April 5, 1975, 4 p.m.
Dimensions: 10.2 x 14.9 cm
Further Information: For his happening CONSCIOUS VANDALISM, the artist and Nouveau Réalisme adherent Arman transformed New York’s John Gibson Gallery into an apartment, which he then destroyed with an axe in front of an audience on April 5, 1975 at 4 p.m. Throughout April 1975, films, videos, and photographs of the action were on view at the gallery. Arman repeated the performance CONSCIOUS VANDALISM in 2001 at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice, France. The video in the box on the right documents the event.
Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.